A film about the late, great Alexander McQueen is likely to kick off by the end of the year, according to Deadline. And it sounds like it's going to be good. Andrew Haigh, whose most recent project "45 Years" has garnered a number of awards and nominations since its release last winter, has signed on to direct the biopic and award-winning playwright Chris Urch will pen the script. Damian Jones, along with UK company Pathé, will produce. Jones had reportedly optioned the 2015 biography "Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin" by Andrew Wilson, but it will only serve as inspiration for the film in addition to Urch's own findings about the British designer.
McQueen is a legend in the fashion industry, both in his hometown of London and around the world. Savile Row-trained with a masters in fashion design by Central Saint Martins, McQueen attracted such eclectic icons as Isabella Blow and David Bowie, as well as royalty, including Prince Charles and Kate Middleton, as fans. His accolades include British Designer of the Year by the British Fashion Council, International Designer of the Year by the CFDA and A Most Excellent Commander of the British Empire by the Queen. In addition to his namesake label, McQueen was the chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001. In 2010, McQueen committed suicide, just nine days after his mother passed away from cancer. Although his death came as a sad and sudden surprise to friends, family and fans, we're excited by the upcoming plans to showcase his successful career and vibrant life through film.
Representatives for Haigh and Urch did not reply to our requests for comment by press time.